Ardgowan "Clydebuilt Riveter" 15 Year Old 50% Single Grain Scotch Whisky 70cl
Some of the greatest ships in the world were built on the Clyde, and the phrase ‘Clydebuilt’ came to capture this tradition of building with precision, integrity and pride. Clydebuilt Whisky is a limited edition collection of meticulously crafted whiskies inspired by this tradition.
The fourth bottling in the limited edition Clydebuilt series, Riveter signals a move away from previous blended expressions, becoming the first single-grain whisky in the range. Ardgowan’s master whisky maker, Max McFarlane, says: “Grain whiskies are often overshadowed by Single Malts, however great spirit married with quality wood never fails to deliver. This parcel of casks specially selected for Clydebuilt Riveter has allowed me to create a whisky which really showcases the depth of flavour that grain whisky can produce.”
No added colour and non chill-filtered.
Net weight: 1.7kg
Nose: Opens on dark fruit compote before moving into furniture polish, lemon curd, figs, leather and old books.
Palate: Dry and moreish, with butterscotch, five spice, mint choc chip and brown sugar.
Finish: Lingering, lovely, and very smooth, dries down slowly.
Great Single Malt Scotch whisky requires four ingredients: fresh spring water, malted barley, yeast and, of course, time. Ardgowan Distillery is a group of Scotch Whisky enthusiasts who feel that many distilleries, often because of pressure from shareholders, are in too much of a rush to get their spirit to market. That’s why they came together to form The Ardgowan Distillery Company - an independent whisky maker with a respect for tradition, a passion for innovation, and a firm commitment to giving every drop of spirit the time that it takes to make a good whisky great.
The Ardgowan estate is the site of a natural spring which provides water of exceptional purity and sweetness. It is also close to the sea and the warming effects of the Gulf Stream. All of which makes it the perfect place to produce an exceptional Single Malt with distinctive maritime characteristics.
Whilst they await completion of their flagship state-of-the-art carbon-negative distillery and the first distillation of their own spirit in 2024, they are sourcing and laying down Malt Whisky from all across Scotland. They select the casks and carefully curate them, only bottling when ready, at a minimum of 46% ABV, natural colour and not chill-filtered.